Fujifilm has introduced a brand new 50mm X-series lens with an unprecedented f/1.Zero aperture. The XF 50mmF1.Zero R WR is the world’s first f/1 autofocus lens for mirrorless cameras, in accordance with Fujifilm, and marks the 35th X-series lens the corporate has produced. Its discipline of view is about 75mm-equivalent on Fujifilm’s APS-C sensors.
Fujifilm’s earlier quickest lens was the 56mm f/1.2, which is the aperture that corporations like Canon and Nikon additionally are inclined to high out at when designing autofocus lenses. Whereas Canon did make an autofocus 50mm f/1.Zero for its DSLRs at one level, it was discontinued many years in the past. Nikon and Leica have made f/0.95 lenses earlier than, however they solely labored with handbook focus. Massive apertures permit the consumer to realize shallower depth of discipline and shoot at sooner shutter speeds or decrease ISO settings.
Lengthy in growth, that is very a lot an announcement lens for Fujifilm slightly than one thing that’ll be a sensible device for many photographers. The distinction in depth of discipline between this and the 56mm f/1.2 will likely be at the very least partially offset by the shorter focal size, and the 50mm is way bigger and heavier at 845g, or about 1.9lbs. It does supply climate sealing, nonetheless.
The XF 50mmF1.Zero R WR will likely be obtainable this fall for $1,499.95.